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Why This Is A Great Time to Buy Airplane Tickets
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Why This Is A Great Time to Buy Airplane Tickets

It’s been a record breaking year for airlines, with the highest profits seen since the Wright brothers first took to the sky. While U.S. carriers are expected to fly 38.1… Read More…

How Heightened Security Could Affect Holiday Travel 2015
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How Heightened Security Could Affect Holiday Travel 2015

The Sunday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year, and this year about 2.7 million people will return home on that day. This comes on the… Read More…

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Pop Culture Travel / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: Study Shows Travel Is Now A Top Priority for Americans

What’s most important to you about travel? A recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research and Hampton by Hilton found some interesting facts about the country’s current travel preferences. According to the… Read More…

Wisconsin: Where First Time DUI Offenders Aren’t Criminalized
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Wisconsin: Where First Time DUI Offenders Aren’t Criminalized

It might surprise—and disturb you—to learn that Wisconsin is the only state in America that doesn’t criminalize first-time drinking and driving offenses. It is also a state where police sobriety… Read More…

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Caribbean / Travel News / Travel Tips

Travel Tip: The Travel Restrictions Still in Place for Visiting Cuba

With the opening of the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, and the relaxation of some travel rules, you may be tempted to go to Cuba. Well, you can…if you know the… Read More…

Kate McCue: America’s First Female Cruise Ship Captain
CBS News / Cruise Travel

Kate McCue: America’s First Female Cruise Ship Captain

When the 91,000-ton Celebrity Summit set sail yesterday for a typical fall cruise through New England and Canada, what wasn’t typical was who was in command. Kate McCue is the… Read More…

Is Cuba Ready for the Influx of Visitors?
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Is Cuba Ready for the Influx of Visitors?

Cuba has enjoyed brisk national tourism for decades—but business is picking up. Last month, the U.S. Embassy reopened in the capital city of Havana, and the Obama Administration announced plans… Read More…

NTSB Most Wanted List Highlights Ignored Safety Issues
Airlines & Airports / CBS News / Travel Safety

NTSB Most Wanted List Highlights Ignored Safety Issues

For more than 40 years, any time there’s an accident with a commercial plane, train, bus, or limousine, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is charged with investigating the disaster… Read More…

Airlines & Hotels Push Against Online Travel Agencies
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Airlines & Hotels Push Against Online Travel Agencies

There’s a big battle brewing between the OTAs (Online Travel Agencies)—such as TripAdvisor, Expedia, and many others—and the suppliers, the airlines, and the hotels. Why are some airlines pulling their… Read More…

Seven Must-See Natural Wonders Around the World
CBS News / Destinations

Seven Must-See Natural Wonders Around the World

What’s on your bucket list? There are some places you MUST see and experience. Here are seven incredible and lesser known natural wonders around the world you can appreciate firsthand:… Read More…

Airlines Test New Methods for Faster Boarding
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Airlines Test New Methods for Faster Boarding

The art, or science, or finesse of boarding a plane: Does any airline get it right? Does your airline board a flight from the front to the back, or vice… Read More…

Old Train Tracks Become New Hiking & Biking Trails
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Old Train Tracks Become New Hiking & Biking Trails

Many of America’s railroads began their decline in the 1960s, leaving behind thousands of miles of abandoned and unused tracks. But thanks to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, started in 1986, these… Read More…

Logistics Still An Issue for Travel to Cuba
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Logistics Still An Issue for Travel to Cuba

Ever since President Obama said that he wanted to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba in December, more and more Americans have been clamoring to get there. While Cuba has already… Read More…

Robot Butlers & Wireless Room Keys: How Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech
Apps & Technology / CBS News / Hotels & Accommodations

Robot Butlers & Wireless Room Keys: How Hotels Are Going Hi-Tech

When does—or should—hi-tech take precedence over high touch, especially in the hospitality industry? Welcome to the brave new world of avatars, robots, and smartphones taking the place of room keys…. Read More…